AUSTIN, Texas – Castleton University field hockey standout Sarah Wells was named to the CoSIDA Google Clound Academic All-America At-Large Third Team as announced by the organization Wednesday afternoon.
Wells, one of Castleton's most decorated field hockey players, becomes just the second Women's At-Large Academic All-American in school history, joining Rachel Bombardier (women's ice hockey, women's lacrosse; 2016).
The 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-District At-Large Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances in the athletic realm and in the classroom. To qualify, student-athletes must have a GPA above 3.30, be at least a sophomore academically, be a key contributor to their team on the field, have completed one full year at their current institution and been named to their respective district's Academic All-District Team.
Wells, a four-year starter for the Spartan field hockey program, was named to the President's List four times in her time at Castleton in addition to being named to the Dean's List three times. She was a four-time NFHCA Scholar of Distinction and was named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad four times in her career in addition to two North Atlantic Conference All-Academic Team nods and one appointment to the Little East Conference All-Academic Team.
She led the team with 18 goals and 44 points in 2018, finishing her career fifth all-time in program with 113 points on 44 goals and 25 assists. She was named both LEC First Team All-Conference and NFHCA All-Region as a senior after being named LEC Player of the Week two times. Wells was also a two-time team captain and was named Team MVP for the 2018 season.